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The Induction Burner That's Like Cooking with Magic

Scientifically precise temperature control means everything cooks perfectly on this thing. Literally.<p>When one door closes, another one opens. Or rather, when they turn off the gas in your apartment for four months (and counting) for “safety reasons” you discover the genius of an induction …

17 Christmas Candy Recipes That Will Kick Cookies to the Curb

It seems like Christmas cookies take center stage around the holidays, but they’re not the ONLY sweet treat you should be having this time of year. Sure, there’s some adorable bite-sized holiday sweets you can make with the kiddies and there’s always no-bake holiday desserts for the lazy hostess …

Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro's revolution was slowly dying — or so it seemed.<p>Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba's Soviet lifeline was severed. …

Cuba

34 Magical "Moana" Facts You Probably Don't Know

Maui was originally bald, for starters.<p>BuzzFeed News spoke one-on-one with <i>Moana</i> directors Ron Clements and John Musker in July during a press event at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. And after hearing from a bunch of other key creative voices behind Disney's latest animated feature, …

Understand Quantum Entanglement in 7 Minutes Flat

For many, Quantum Entanglement just frustrates people who try to understand it. Even Albert Einstein was skeptical about this property in quantum …

Quantum Physics

After 80 years of experiments, Disney has made the perfect Disney movie

The new film uses plenty of familiar Disney tropes, but polishes them to a new high gloss<p>Virtually everything about Disney’s latest fairy tale, <i>Moana</i>, is familiar from past Disney films. The studio is still following the broad parameters it started laying down in 1937, with <i>Snow White</i> <i>a</i><i>nd</i> <i>t</i><i>he Seven</i> …

Neuroscientists Develop AI-Based Method for Hacking Fear

As it turns out, your fear of spiders looks a whole lot like my fear of spiders.<p>Imagine a library of fear. Lining its aisles aren't photo albums of snakes and plummeting aircraft, but are instead volumes containing cross-sectional scans of human brains. They are familiar fMRI images of folded grey …

You Can Now Delete Yourself From the Internet, and Here's How

Mass email unsubscribe incoming.<p>What with all the intrusive web surveillance measures going through Parliament, it's enough to question whether the internet life is really worth it. Thankfully, if you want to tap out, there's now a solution.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help …

Native Superheroes Battle Old Stereotypes at the First Ever Indigenous Comic Con

The recent event, the first of its kind in the world, represents the growth of the subcultural vanguard of indigenous-created media that is slowly working its way into the multibillion dollar comic industry.<p><i>All photos by Gabriela Campos</i><p>For decades Native Americans have been wholly misrepresented in …

We May Have Broken the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory believe that they’ve found a way to “locally circumvent” the second law of thermodynamics, which states …

Nintendo’s Mini-NES Gets Cracked Open, And Here’s What’s Inside

In July, Nintendo announced the Mini-NES (aka Nintendo Classic), a $60 miniature replica of the NES with thirty games built in, and it also comes with one controller, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable (but on USB-to-AC adapter). There are a few downsides to it (like a very short controller cord), but …

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'

At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. …

Lena Dunham Is Pretty Upset About Odell Beckham Ignoring Her At A Gala

Including <i>Girls</i> creator Lena Dunham and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the same sentence would normally require a considerable stretch, but not this time. Dunham, as part of an extensive interview with comedian and actress Amy Schumer, put Beckham Jr. on blast for, essentially, …

Police union threatens to pull cops from 49ers games over Kaepernick protest

Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest isn't sitting well with the Santa Clara Police Officers' Association.<p>For the third time in less than a week, a …

Zero: the number of new Zika cases from the Rio Olympics

In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, there was a flurry of panic around whether the games might act as a super-spreading event for the Zika virus, flinging cases out of the hot zone (Brazil) and into the far corners of the earth. Some worried critics even called for the games to be postponed or …

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Protests over black girls’ hair rekindle debate about racism in South Africa

By Krista Mahr<p>PRETORIA, South Africa — In recent years, staff members at the prestigious Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa’s administrative capital had taken to telling black students to “fix” their hair, according to some current and former pupils. Exactly what “fix” meant depended on …

South Africa

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Chloë Grace Moretz Makes First Public Appearance Since Split from Brooklyn Beckham at Deauville American Film Festival

Chloë Grace Moretz is taking her breakup with Brooklyn Beckham in stride – and with a new award under her belt.<p>The 19-year-old actress received the …

Film Festivals

Police union: Officers may boycott 49ers over Kaepernick

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The union for police officers who work San Francisco home games says its members may boycott policing the stadium if the …

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

How to get free TV and home phone service for life

Ladies and gentlemen, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that if you’ve been paying a single cent each month for network television or …

The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space

Enough argument. It's time to actually test this crazy thing.<p>The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about reactionless space drives for once and for all by sending one into …

Physics

The Science Of Grilling: How A Grill Gives Steak Its Flavor

Let the epic grill battle begin<p>The flavor of your steak greatly depends on the type of grill and fuel used to cook it. We've already learned why steaks are juicy and how heat transforms them to create a tasty sear. For this video, <i>Popular Science</i> and <i>Saveur</i> teamed up to learn about and detail the …

U.S. Bans Common Chemicals in Antibacterial Soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its decision Friday on banning 19 active ingredients in antibacterial soaps. The ruling, 40 years in …

FDA bans antibacterial soaps, says there's no evidence they actually work

The FDA is washing its hands of antibacterial soap.<p>In a final ruling issued Friday, the Food and Drug Administration declared there's no evidence that antibacterial washes containing certain ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, are any more effective than regular soap. The FDA added …

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Phones Because of Battery Explosions

More than one million have already been sold.<p>Samsung has issued a massive recall of their last smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, after finding that the batteries of some of the phones exploded while they were charging, according to <i>ABC News</i>.<p>The Note 7s were launched just two weeks ago, and they're …

British woman on Texas death row should not get new trial, judge says

Linda Carty’s lawyers argued that she was denied due process in trial for 2002 kidnapping and murder of neighbor, but judge found evidence insufficient<p>A judge has recommended that a British woman on death row in Texas should not be granted a new trial, dealing a blow to her hopes of avoiding …

Mozilla will give half of Firefox users a snappier browser

You may have moved on from Firefox, and its maker wants to do something about that.<p>A decade ago, Mozilla attracted millions of users when Firefox showed the world what a cutting-edge browser could do. A lot has changed since then, including the balance of power among browser makers.<p>Now Mozilla has …